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Tuesday 04.02.13

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April 2013 First Thursday

Untitled, Pictures from the next day 15
archival inkjet print
48 x 32 inches

In Pictures from the next day, Robert Lyons has created a series about one man, Walter Niemec. Walter's unique eccentricities and passions ignited Lyons' interest. Walter has spent his life in Western Massachusetts in the house where he was born. His only time away was as a Navy Radioman during WWII. Through focusing on Walter's objects and space, Lyons presents a discourse on aging, life, and the choices within which one exists. This is the first exhibition of Lyons' work done in the United States.

oil,zinc, phosphorescent and florescent pigment on honeycomb aluminum panel
36.5 x 17.25 inches

In Latencies, Joan Waltemath's abstract paintings focus on constructing spatial voids using harmonic progressions and non-traditional, reflective pigments in oils. She uses interference pigments, graphite, and the juxtaposition of reflective and absorptive surfaces that change as you move toward and around the paintings. The material is rendered to affect a sense of presence, a power that is latent until the viewer experiences it. Roughly the size and shape of a human torso, the paintings are meant to give the viewer a corporeal feeling, and through visual means engage both mind and body.

Pictures from the next day | Robert Lyons
Latencies | Joan Waltemath
April 4 - April 27, 2013
Opening | April 4, 2013 | 6-8 PM
Elizabeth Leach Gallery | 417 N.W. 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Kenneth Josephson
Chicago, 1980
Gelatin silver print

This exhibition features important works from the first half of Chicago-based artist Kenneth Josephson's fifty years of photographic practice. As much exploration as experimentation, Josephson's work layers ideas and techniques, building images that are conceptual in inspiration and formal in execution. Like a number of photographers educated at the Institute of Design in Chicago in that era, Josephson's work starts with an understanding of light and a fascination with its rhythms and behaviors. His imagery is at once playful and serious, every photograph speaking to a fascination with both the internal and external world.

Kenneth Josephson : In Retrospect | Kenneth Josephson
March 20 - April 27, 2013
Opening | April 4, 2013 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Charles A Hartman Fine Art | 134 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Choir (near Abrud, West Romania)
pigment print
Image Tamas Dezso

Tamas Dezso's series Here, Anywhere offers a desolate yet poetic look at the people and places left behind during the post-communist transition in Hungary. Begun in 2009, the series explores the unique atmosphere of the country's now 20-year-long transition, as well as changing notions of Eastern European identity. Dezso's layered images present unsettling moments of stillness that quietly allude to this gritty reality.

A native of Hungary, Dezso notes how during this political change, his country essentially "forgot about certain places: streets, blocks of flats, vacant sites and whole districts became self-defined enclosures" on the border of East & West.

Here, Anywhere | Tamas Dezso
April 4 - April 30, 2013
Opening | April 4, 2013 | 6-9 PM
Blue Sky Gallery | 122 NW 8th Avenue,Portland Oregon 97209

Critical Art Ensemble brings Acceptable Losses, an exhibition that examines which forms of human sacrifice are acceptable within US society and which are not, to PNCA's Feldman gallery.

Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of tactical media practitioners, including : computer graphics, wetware, video, photography, text art, book art, and performance. Formed in 1987 in Tallahassee, Florida, CAE focuses on the exploration of the intersections between art, critical theory, technology, and political activism. CAE has authored six books on cultural production and political economy.

If you want to know more check out Jeff's earlier post

Acceptable Losses | Critical Art Ensemble
March 13 - June 2, 2013
Feldman Gallery | 1241 NW Johnson St. Portland, OR, 97209

Do-Ho Suh, Untitled (glass bowl), 2004, Hand-blown glass, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" diameter Courtesy of the Reed College Art Collection, Gift of the Peter Norton Family
Photo by: Photo: Micah Fischer, '13

Objects that occupy daily lives can be some of the most challenging to present, analyze and consider in a museum environment. The second in the Object Focus series, this exhibition focuses on the bowl. Commonplace and familiar, the bowl can range from utilitarian to decorative, functional to conceptual. Pairing writers from a range of disciplines with bowls from the Museum's collection and public and private collections, this exhibition focuses on writing and thinking about simple, everyday objects. The exhibition will be unveiled and dismantled in two phases.

Part 1, Reflect+Respond (March 7 - August 3), will pair objects from local collections and the MoCC archive with short narratives written by individuals from a range of disciplines. The words of chefs, anthropologists, and poets will appear alongside those of critics, makers, and curators.

Part 2, Engage+Use (May 16 - September 21), will feature contemporary projects that investigates the processes of making, using, and living with bowls. Ayumi Horie will be curating a lending library of handcrafted bowls that visitors can checkout and use at home to reflect on the tactile, embodied experience of objects. Artist and activist Michael Strand is creating a traveling trunk - a kit to serve family-style meals—that he will distribute within various communities in Portland to document the social and cultural experience of the object. Craft Mystery Cult, a collective of makers based in Oakland, Chicago, and Indonesia, will enact a series of rituals that allude to the hemisphere as bowl that encompasses the globe. The collective will mine the essential materials and processes of craft as a point to explore the embodied experience of craft-based making as a timeless and boundaryless set of practices.

Object Focus: The Bowl, Part 1, Reflect+Respond | Curated by: Namita Gupta Wiggers
Part 1 | March 7 - August 3, 2013
Part 2 | May 16 - September, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Craft | 724 NW Davis Street Portland, Oregon 97209

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